2023 Goodwood Revival to Celebrate Carroll Shelby

Legendary American driver, car manufacturer and entrepreneur Carroll Shelby will be celebrated at the 2023 Goodwood Revival, the annual vintage racing festival announced.

Scheduled for Sept. 8-10, the centenary of Shelby’s birth will be honored with cars that were not only raced, but also designed and developed by the 1959 Le Mans winner, Goodwood officials said. Running across the weekend, the celebration will include the likes of the MG-TC in which Shelby competed for the very first time, in 1952, as an assortment of Cobras, and a number of examples of the Ford GT40.

“Goodwood held a very special place in my grandfather’s heart,” said Aaron Shelby, board member of Carroll Shelby International. “He competed there as a driver in an Aston Martin and returned to race at the Circuit with the Shelby American team cars during the 1960s. Carroll attended the Goodwood Revival with his Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe, and as a Word War II aviator he especially admired the vintage warbird exhibit. We’re honored that the Duke of Richmond and his team have chosen to honor the 100th anniversary of Carroll’s birthday this year. We look forward to a marvelous weekend at the Goodwood Revival.”

The Duke of Richmond said: “It’s such a privilege to be celebrating Carroll Shelby at the Goodwood Revival this year,” said the Duke of Richmond. “He was a good friend and I remember when Carroll first came to the Revival back in 2000 – having raced and famously won at Goodwood in the 1959 TT – bringing with him his infectious personality and competitive spirit. It will be wonderful to see those glorious cars that Carroll raced and designed in action at Goodwood once again over the weekend.”

A.J. Hecht

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